The master's program prepares licensed K-12 teachers to support diverse learners and English language learners. The program leads to two high-quality credentials: Bilingual/ESL and LBS1 endorsements.
Master’s candidates fill an enormous need for teachers who can address the needs of students who are learning English while facing other learning and behavioral challenges.
Start this program in any semester and complete assignments from home or at work. You can expect focused and practical assignments, flexible schedules for posting responses to readings, and field experience opportunities.
Required field experiences can be waived with evidence of current work with diverse learners.
At the heart of the master’s program is a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion — a founding principle of Roosevelt University.
You’ll learn from professors with strong experience in teaching and research in urban and suburban schools. Current PreK-12 educators share up-to-date strategies for working with students with disabilities and diverse language backgrounds.
When you complete the program, you can add two endorsements to your Illinois teaching license:
One of the greatest needs in schools is the demand for special education teachers who possess effective strategies for working with English Language Learners. In the master’s program, you can develop expertise in both special education and bilingual/ESL education — a winning combination for diverse learners and the teachers who serve them.
Professor, Special Education, Roosevelt University